Residents in the Udny area are being encouraged to come together to discuss and share ideas for the future of their community, in particular Pitmedden, and the need for community facilities.
The appeal has come from the Imagine Udny project, an initiative of the Udny Community Trust and is delivered by the charity PAS.
Building on previous research it aims to gather the views of residents, groups and charities, businesses and others to share ideas, set priorities and create a shared five, ten, and 20-year vision for the area.
This will lead to a community action plan and a spatial masterplan for the Udny area to be used to feed into the Main Issues Report stage of the next Aberdeenshire Local Development Plan, which is due in early 2019, and Formartine Community Planning processes.
Eleanor Morris from Udny Community Trust said: “We know that local people have lots of ideas for what is needed to improve community life in Pitmedden and Udny. We hope that by talking together at these workshops the community will be able to shape a shared vision and realistic plan of action to bring their ideas to life.”
The first series of public workshops and discussions sessions will take place from 15 to 17 November in Pitmedden Village Hall. The workshops will be open to everyone and they are as follows:
Thursday, November 15, 6.30-8.30pm: Presentation with children’s entertainment.
Friday, November 16 - Workshops on Connectivity and Transport from 10-12 noon and Community Facilities from 2-4pm.
Saturday, November 17: Workshop on Pitmedden Village from 10-12 noon, refreshments and lunch from 12–1pm, concluding with a summary event from 2–4 pm.
Drop-in sessions will be held on 16 and 17 November to give people an opportunity to drop-in for a chat and a cuppa to discuss any issues between 10am and 4pm.
For more information on Imagine Udny visit the Trust’s website at www.udnycommunitytrust.org.uk/imagine-udny, or contact Julia Frost at PAS for more detailed information on 0131 659 9772 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.